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20 to 21 June 2019 | Open meeting

UN ESCAP is collaborating with the Government of Papua New Guinea and the Papua New Guinea Investment and Promotion Authority to jointly organize the APBF 2019 in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea on 20-21 June, 2019. The Forum is also being supported by the Business Council of Papua New Guinea; the Papua New Guinea Chamber of Commerce and Industry; and the Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The theme of APBF is 2019 is “Global Goals, Local Opportunities.” Under this theme, participants of the APBF 2019 will have the opportunity to discuss the role and responsibilities of business in sustainable development, with a focus on the sustainable solutions business can offer to meet the needs of rural and urban communities alike in Asia and the Pacific. The Forum will showcase current and future business opportunities in the Pacific and allow participants an opportunity to hear and meet key decision makers, business leaders and emerging entrepreneurs committed to sustainable development across the Asia and Pacific region. Furthermore, it will also offer business matchmaking events for key sustainable industries in the Pacific.

More information on this year’s Forum, including the detailed programme, list of speakers, and business matchmaking opportunities can be found here: For more information on previous sessions of the APBF please visit:

Register now to participate in this unique multi-stakeholder dialogue focused on showcasing the sustainable solutions businesses' in Asia and the Pacific can offer to achieve inclusive, resilient and sustainable development. Registration is open and free of charge until June 1, 2019.


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Trade, Investment and Innovation Division +66 2 288-1234 [email protected]